With Liverpool reeling from a 3-0 defeat to bitter rivals Manchester United at the weekend, the Reds are in need of a hero when they face Bournemouth in the quarter-finals of the League Cup and we think we’ve found the man.
Used sporadically by the Reds so far this season, Ricky Lambert’s return of just two goals so far this season is a far cry from the 14 he racked up in all competitions last season.
But a trip to Bournemouth and a familiar lower league haunt may just have the England international returning to former glories.
A prolific goalscorer throughout his time with previous club Southampton, Lambert 117 goals in 235 games for the Saints and knows what it takes to find the net in the lower reaches of English football.
One team that knows that all too well is Bournemouth, with Lambert enjoying a relatively prolific return against the Cherries during his time on the south coast.
In three meetings with Bournemouth as a Southampton player, Lambert averaged a goal a game and even opened the scoring when the sides met way down in League One back in October 2010.
Now some four years on and with both player and former foe faring much better, you can take advantage of the likelihood Lambert gets reacquainted with an old favourite thanks to the latest Ladbrokes price boost.
This latest offer sees the 32-year-old move from 9/2 to 11/2 to score first against the Cherries at the Goldsands Stadium and after netting away from home against Crystal Palace and Ludogorets already this season, another away day effort looks likely.
And with manager Brendan Rodgers under pressure to turnaround the Reds’ lacklustre season, Ladbrokes customers may not be the only ones thanking the big man should he net early on here.
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